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Welcome to AOUG in the East Midlands (05)

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I have been the Executive Representative in the East Midlands for a number of years now and, over that time, have had the pleasure of meeting a good number of Region 05 members from all the different counties that make up our area.

The Region covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and the smallest county of all, Rutland. I have tried to circulate the Region to give opportunities for all members and in addition have included the occasional Handshake event to another Region too. Members have themselves offered suggestions for events and I have researched and organised activities based on these suggestions whenever possible.

One was to meet at the fascinating Museum of Timekeeping at Upton, near Southwell where one of our members is a very active volunteer. There was also a visit to the Nature Reserve at Gibraltar Point following a suggestion from another member, again himself a volunteer there. Some historic houses such as Belton Abbey and Newstead Abbey have been included in our events too and there was a ‘Handshake’ visit to Hull in the 07 Region at the end of 2017, in its `City of Culture`. I am always keen to hear of possible events/locations worthy of a visit as our Regions in any of our six counties, or a suitable ‘Handshake’ venue. I would like to continue to spread events as widely as possible.

If any of you would like to consider being a Local Contact, in any of the areas currently without a Local Contact, and assisting me by organising activities locally, I would love to hear from you.

Finally can I remind members not able to receive the electronic Local Newsletter, that if you supply me with the necessary stamps, I am very willing to post out the copies to you.

Executive Representative –Ramsey Hertzog 01246 414746

Lincoln – Susan Bradley - 01522 750292 -